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Kidzworld's Top Athletes of 2004

Picture of Michael Phelps, one of the top athletes of 2004.
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Photo of Lance Armstrong, who won his sixth straight Tour de France in 2004.
Lance Armstrong

From the hardest homerun hitters to the fastest swimmers, Kidzworld checks out some of the top athletes of 2004.

David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz's game-winning homerun in game four of the ALCS against the New York Yankees started the Red Sox's historic run to the 2004 World Series. Ortiz also hit the game-winning hit in game five of the series and had four RBIs in the Red Sox world series sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. After 86 years, Ortiz helped end the Bambino Curse - the most famous curse in sports!

Maria Sharapova - Tennis Player

Maria Sharpapova became an international star after her surprise victory at the 2004 Wimbledon tennis tournament. The teenager with the sweet backhand became the first Russian woman and one of the youngest winners ever at the tennis world's most prestigious event.

Tom Brady - New England Patriots

Quarteback Tom Brady started off 2004 by being named Super Bowl XXXVIII MVP after leading the New England Patriots to their second Super Bowl in three years. Brady continued his football magic at the start of the 2004 NFL season by leading the Pats to a record 19 straight victories and another AFC East division title.

Michael Phelps - Olympic Swimmer

Mighty Michael Phelps was the star of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece after winning a record eight medals in swimming. The 19 year-old swimming star won six golds and two bronze and set a world record in the 400 M individual medley.

Lance Armstrong - Cyclist
Lance Armstrong continued his reign as Tour de France champion by winning cycling's most gruelling race for the sixth straight time. Despite a slow start and an early crash, Armstong won the three-week cycling race by over six minutes.

Lebron James - Cleveland Cavaliers
King Lebron had a breakout year in 2004 and was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year. He also launched a new line of basketball shoes and turned the Cleveland Cavaliers into one of the top teams in the NBA.

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